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Media MentionSeptember 4, 2019

The FDA Is Restricting Access to the Easiest, Safest Form of Abortion

There's a growing consensus that the FDA's regulations on abortion pills aren't medically necessary.

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Media MentionJuly 5, 2019

Erosion of women’s reproductive rights in the United States

LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken explores not only the legal right to an abortion but also the ability to obtain one in her latest editorial for BMJ.

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Media MentionJune 1, 2019

A European doctor prescribes abortion pills to U.S. women over the internet — but the FDA is watching

Aid Access, an organization started by a Dutch doctor to offer abortion pills to women in the U.S., is defying an FDA warning by continuing to operate. In its first year, Aid Access received approximately 21,000 requests for abortion medication, according to Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin who has analyzed the Aid Access data.

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NewsMay 30, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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NewsApril 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Media MentionAugust 3, 2018

Why some women choose mail-order abortions

Due, in part, to the stigma against abortion—and depending on an individual’s clinic access, and the length of their pregnancy—some women may elect to order abortion pills online, as opposed to undergoing the more common suction abortion procedure. Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Abigail Aiken talks with The Cut about her latest research on reproductive health. 

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Media MentionJuly 27, 2018

What would the world be like without Roe v. Wade?

HuffPost discusses the reality of a worlds sans Roe v. Wade. Abigail Aiken, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discusses the fact that for many people that world already exists. As more and more women find important resources out of reach. 

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Media MentionJuly 21, 2018

The race to decriminalize self-induced abortion before Trump gets a new Supreme Court justice

With a possible shift looming in abortion rights, advocates are racing to decriminalize self-managed abortions. Abigail Aiken, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, interviewed 32 people across 20 states who sought abortion pills online. She tells ThinkProgress she found a variety of reasons for this, ranging from location to misinformation from crisis pregancy centers. 

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Media MentionJuly 18, 2018

Illegal abortion will mean abortion by mail

With the prospect of a more conservative Supreme Court on the horizon, some progressive women have begun to fear what will happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Assistant Professor Abigail Aiken of the LBJ School of Public Affairs talks to The Atlantic about sourcing abortion medication online. 

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Media MentionJuly 17, 2018

Abortion pills are safe and effective. Why can’t U.S. women buy them online?

At a time when access to abortion is being restricted in many ways in the United States, advocates are working to make abortion pills easier to get and use in privacy. Abigail Aiken, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, led a new study that suggests sidestepping those tight regulations remains daunting. 

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